> Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> >> They are not stable.  The items should point to the archives, which are
> >> supposedly more stable.  (I had already fixed one item in PatchStatus
> >> this morning).  Really it would be much nicer to have links using the
> >> Message-Id but I doubt that's at all doable.
> > 
> > hrm - I see so is there a particular reason for that behaviour ?
> They're stable until Bruce removes something from the queue. When
> something is removed, it's renumbered.
> It's how mhonarc works. It's the same with the archives - if we delete a
> mail, they get renumbered. So we never should delete, we should just
> blank out, but it has happened a couple of times.

As I proposed for many times, why don't we add message number to each
subject line in mail? For example like this:

[HACKERS: 12345] Re: Not ready for 8.3

This way, we could always obtain stable (logical) pointer, without
reling on particular archival infrastructure.
Tatsuo Ishii
SRA OSS, Inc. Japan

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